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Along with Autoblog lensman Drew Phillips, we did the last leg of the Audi Mileage Marathon in Car #5: an Audi Q7 fitted with a 3.0-liter TDI. Our route lasted four days and took us from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes, CA, to Monterey for the final ALMS race at Laguna Seca, and then to Los Angeles. Unlike almost every other group there, we weren't trying to set any mileage records, we wanted to see how the Q would do when driven like we normally drive. After four days of drinking the oil-burning Koo

Sometimes we complain that Europe gets such cool diesel cars while Americans are left holding the smog bag. And now that diesels are getting so gosh darn clean and efficient, our envy is only growing stronger. Thankfully, the tide is slowly turning. Take, for example Audi's new TDI offerings. In 2008, los Americanos will be able to pick up the new Q7 3.0 TDI in US showrooms. This diesel SUV has "exceptionally low emissions" (according to Audi) thanks to Bluetec technology. Audi says the Q7 3.0 T